Our Board & Staff

The Fiber Art Center of the Eastern Shore’s staff includes members with skills and backgrounds in textile history, art, museum studies, design and other specialties. The center’s staff is complemented by the energy and efforts of many individuals who volunteer, intern and help to develop and promote our organization. Advisory groups include experts from the region.

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Donna Hayes

President

Members:

Kay Butler

Krista Carter-Smith

Janice Davison

Cathy Spence

Marina Dowdall
Grants Director

Rebecca Heriz-Smith
Social Media Coach

Jodi Bortz
Etsy Coordinator

Sam Shaefer
Marketing Assistant

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Our Hours & Location

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

Thursday 12 pm – 4 pm (or by appointment)
Friday 12 pm – 4 pm (or by appointment)
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm (or by appointment)

Please check our Facebook page for any changes in our opening hours due to inclement weather, special events, or unforeseen circumstances.

Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.

For information about the town of Denton, including shopping, dining, and accommodations, visit the Caroline County Office of Tourism’s website here: visitcaroline.com. To make a donation or become a member, explore options here.

Follow Beach Routes MD Rt. 50 East to Route 404 East to Denton. Right on River Road. Left at traffic light. Continue over bridge and straight into town (Market Street). Turn left on Fifth Street, left on Gay Street, left on Fourth Street. Make an immediate right into the Municipal Parking Lot. Park and walk to 7 N. Fourth Street.
Follow Del. State Route 13 South to Route 10 West to Goldsboro, Maryland. Take MD Route 311, then Route 313 South to Denton. Continue straight onto Sixth Street. Turn right on Gay Street, left on Fourth Street. Make an immediate right into the Municipal Parking Lot. Park and walk to 7 N. Fourth Street.
Downtown Denton offers several convenient parking options. You will find metered parking spaces along Market Street, plenty of parking spaces up and down Franklin and Gay streets, as well as two free municipal parking lots between 3rd and 4th streets both on Franklin and Gay streets. The nearest parking to FACES is the Town Municipal Parking at 4th and Gay streets.

Our Mission

FACES Building on 4th Street in Denton, MDThe Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is a destination for the area’s many quilt and fiber art enthusiasts, visitors, and residents to view historic and recent works by quilters and fiber artists from Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula. As a home to exhibit, retail, studio, and instruction spaces, FACES provides a central networking facility for fiber artists in the region; increases public access to and education about fiber art; fosters and promotes creativity in all areas of fiber art; and works to preserve fiber art skills and traditions. It is a unique place to visit, shop, learn, and find inspiration.

The Eastern Shore has its own unique heritage. Surrounded by water on all sides with fertile fields in between, we share a rich and diverse history. With respect for that common past, honor to our present artists, and an eye to passing our legacy to future generations, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore will tell the story of the rural tradition of fiber arts and its journey to the present day Eastern Shore experience.

Hardee House History

Hardee House in Denton, Circa 1810FACES is located in the recently renovated building known as the “Hardee House”. The house located at 7 N. 4th Street (Denton, Maryland) contributes to the residential aspects of the Denton Historic District and falls at the beginning of the period of significance, namely the early 19th century. Whether it is on its original site remains to be seen, but it appears to be the oldest or second oldest house in the district. It is a 3-bay two-story frame building with two-bay back wing composed of a single room two-story structure plus a one-story back wing. The interior of the building consists of a side stair hall and parlor in the front section with a single room off the hall and a kitchen in the final structure. A very generous close-string stair with newel dating from the façade improvements occupies the entry. With the exception of the newer windows, all other doors and windows retain original Federal period millwork, including six-panel doors, paneled stair soffit and spandrel and a paneled chimney breast in the parlor. The middle room in the house retains original chair rail and window and door trim. Examination of the floor above suggests that originally there was an enclosed stair in this corner of the room. Examination of the attic revealed that part of the original shingle roof of the front section have been encapsulated under the roof of the middle room addition. The square butt shingles were attached with wrought nails. A crown molding of the rear cornice was located in the area and is resting on the floor of the attic.

Accessibility Statement

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore prides itself on utilizing facilities and venues that are accessible to all. There is wheelchair access to all public spaces. At our venues, patrons will find wheelchair and companion seating in a variety of locations. Assistive Listening devices and open captioning on most films are available upon request. For patrons requiring other reasonable accommodations to enjoy these programs, contact FACES at least 2 weeks in advance.

The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Caroline County Government and its programs, services, activities and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Marina Dowdall, Executive Director of the CCCA, at 410.479.1009, or email ccartscouncil@verizon.net, as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.